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Anna Kavan
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The Women's Room

The Women's Room - Linsey Abrams, Dorothy Allison, Marilyn French Some contemporary novels eventually become very instructive as historical ones.

The mid-century social trappings have changed and to some extent certain issues like working outside the home have moved toward resolution, but the ingrained assumptions and the violence haven't changed a bit. In a reactionary time like this, many things for women look like they've gotten worse.

As a writer, French is a bit unsubtle (well, it was the 70's!), but props for giving recognition to the role economics plays in how society is structured and what that means to women's lives.